"Folklore is probably the only thing that fully encompasses most, if not all, of my
interests; it is really the only logical area of study for me."
Jack earned his B.A. in Anthropology with a concentration in Cultural Resource Management
from Western Kentucky University. During his undergraduate education, Jack worked
on an oral history and archaeological project that documented remains at the historic
asphalt mining plant and town of Kyrock, Kentucky.
Next at WKU:
Jack's folklore interests are many. They include: material culture, ethnomusicology,
Appalachian studies, vernacular architecture, moonshining, foodways, Native American
culture, Native American rock art, and banjos.
On the Inside:
Jack is from Brownsville, Kentucky. He plays banjo, keyboard, washboard, and djembe
in a band called Red River George. Jack collects obscure objects, antiques, and instruments.
He also has a beautiful cat named Boris, a mean chameleon named Larry, and a parrot
named Rubin that repeats everything. They all keep Jack entertained.
Jack in a Word: Eccentric